Actress and politician who was the representative for California's 14th district from 1945 to 1951. She was the first Democratic woman elected to Congress from California.
She was a popular Broadway star in the 1920s.
Her love affair with Lyndon B. Johnson, then still a Congressman, was an open secret.
She married the actor Melvyn Douglas.
She was reportedly the inspiration for the Evil Queen in Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."